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Standing committees’ chairmanship issue settled with Opp: Basharat


By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Raja Basharat has said that the issue of nominating the heads of Standing Committees in Punjab Assembly has already been settled with the opposition whose intentions to block the process now seem thoughtless.
He was talking to media outside the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday. He said “it was decided unanimously that 19 Standing Committees will be headed by the opposition while 21 by the treasury to which the government still stands firm. Unfortunately the opposition is creating issue on those committees’ chairmanship that come on part of the treasury while the opposition has already secured headship of five to six committees.
Even then the government is ready to implement the decided formula.” Raja Basharat expressed deep concerns on the unfavorable attitude of the opposition in the house and termed it against the parliamentary traditions and principles. “The opposition is creating all the fuss just to secure chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)-I but the government is confident of solving this issue with passage of the time.

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